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resume here at city hall as soon as the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals it. they made the ruling that prop 8 was unconstitution unconstitutional. they will decide whether or not they will review the constitutionality. that is the ban approved in 2008. if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled sometime in march or april and the case would likely be decided by the end of june. now if the supreme court decides not to review this today, which they could say that they're going to not review it today, well, then same sex marriages could resume experts say within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> public health officials are warning san francisco residents of a meningitis outbreak in new york. the big apple is seeing a string of gay men suffering from the potentially deadly bacteria since there's so much travel between our two cities, officials want gay men here to be aware and consider getting vaccinated. >>> if gay men are planning to travel to new york over the holidays for the next several weeks and think that they ma
morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here i
weapons. ta she said the u.s. is planning to take action if there is credible evidence of a threat. she did not say whether there that woinformation that would suggest an attack is imminent. theire reiterated, chemical heapons are a red line for the ed statstates. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do hatthe event of credible evidence that the assad regime hemicalorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> reporter: the international community has failed to peop intervene in the conflict that as killed nearly 38,000 syrians since the uprising began. e are ds this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weig
in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. >> reporter: assault weapons were band in the u.s. until 2004. today california's dianne feinstein says she's already working on new legislation that would ban them again. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively but prospectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> and pundits say friday's tragedy may have been a tipping point for the issue. there are long-time opponents to gun control and gun rights activists who say now is the time to consider reasonable restrictions even including lifetime n ra member senator joe manchin of west virginia. >>> the newtown shooting may have prompted many gun owners in the bay area to turn in their wells. over the weekend san francisco and oakland had gun buy-back events. more than 600 guns were turned in too police officers. gun owners got $200 in exchange. the event was so popular the officers had to give out ious. both locations saw crowds twice as large as expected. >>> and in headlines around th
criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. then yesterday she had a phone conversation with president obama and withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state. >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure how can you not want to in my field serve at the highest possible level? >> reporter: last night u.n. ambassador susan rice explained why she asked president obama not to consider her for secretary of state. in an op-ed she wrote, quote, a national security appointment, much less a potential one, should never be turned into a political football. there are far bigger issues at stake. on twitter she posted those of you who know me know that i'm a fighter, but not at th
's family will argue against overturning the conviction. >>> it could be as soon as this morning when the u.s. supreme court announces whether it will take on same-sex marriage cases. one is an appeal from supporters of prop 8, california's voter-approved measure that limits marriage to male and female couples. it was previously struck down by a u.s. appeals court. some challenges to the federal defense of marriage act are also being considered. >>> and newly elected members of the state legislature will all be sworn in today in sacramento. the assembly will go first with a ceremony at noon. that is followed by the state senate at 3:30. both houses of course reshaped by last month's election as voters gave democrats two- thirds of majority that allowed them to raise taxes if they choose without any republican support. >>> on capitol hill, there are just 29 days left for lawmakers to get together and find a way of avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." if a budget plan is not approved by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board spending cuts will take effect. but democrats and rep
and was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> the people are shot in belize during robberies constantly . the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time: i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >>> barry bonds' appeal of his felony conviction will be heard in court early next year. the ninth circuit court of appeals is now scheduled oral arguments for february 13. a three-judge panel will hear the appeal. the former giants slugger was convicted last year of obstruction of justice. that stems from his evasive rambling reply to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. >>> 5:10 now. coming up, the looming threat the cyber security attack targeting major u.s. banks. >> plus, shaking up the selection process. why president obama's top choice f
marriage issue on california are learning to be patient. it turns out a prop 8 appeal will be on the u.s. supreme court justices' agenda again this friday. but it doesn't mean they will act on it. the court has no deadline for acting on cases. the court made the announcement this morning saying several gay marriage appeals are still on the table. friday is the fourth time that prop 8 and other cases concerning the "defense of marriage act" will be on the justices' agenda. we should know by friday afternoon or next monday morning if the judges issue an order this time. >>> a federal judge is blocking the state from enforcing its gay therapy law set to go into effect on january 1. the law bars licensed counselors from working to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. the judge ruled that the rights of the therapist outweigh concerns that the practice poses a danger to young people. however, the temporary block only applies to a handful of therapists who have already sued to overturn the ban. >>> and expect to see nudity on the steps of san francisco city hall again today. the board o
and then was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> people are shot in belize during robberies constantly. the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time of. i have absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. >>> coming up, some trash talking over sports leads to gunshots. the terror on a train and it's all caught on tape. >> susan rice is out. who is now on the short list for the nation's top diplomatic post. >> and you know, michelle, tebowing is so 2012. [ laughter ] >> so yesterday. >> now kaepernicking is take the internet by storm. what is it? we'll show you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and desser
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
the so-called "fiscal cliff." this is a live picture of the u.s. capital right now where the house is set to reconvene less than a half hour from now. but there are questions about how much progress can be made. andrew spencer has more on why the process steams have stalled -- seeps to have stalled. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of finding compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> the senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on a voiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is apparently that person for senate minority leader mitch much. top level sources say the two are taking over talks. if nothing is resolved by midnight tax rates for all americans will increase. de
for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex marriage in its list released friday afternoon. that left supporters of california's proposition 8 and opponents of the federal "defense of marriage act" hoping for action on those issues today. >>> a former bay area boy scout will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen was forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay. he will be recognized for his bravery today by state assembly speaker john perez. >>> republicans and democrats are in a stalemate in negotiations to avoid that "fiscal cliff." as susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their case. >> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving
to treatment. >>> an elite navy seal killed in a rescue operation in afghanistan this weekend is back in the u.s. 28-year-old nicolas cheque -- the body of nicolas cheque will be returned to his family. cheque was shot as he and his seal team rescued an american doctor held captive by the taliban. high school friends say cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. i'm interested in being in the military and living that lifestyle serving my country. >> 7 taliban members were killed in the rescue. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team that killed osama bin laden. >>> a smoke smell forcing a las vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing in sacramento. an airport spokesman said the alaskan airlines flight out of seattle landed just before 5:00 last night. on the ground, fire trucks and ambulances surrounded the plane. >> crew was being very calm and i was watching their eyes and their movements and i thought, they don't seem too stressed so i'm going to just stay calm until i see them looking stre
entered guatemala and was deported to the u.s. he admits to fake two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize will jail or kill him. >> when people are shot in belize during robberies constantly, the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is in the international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to did with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >> he has quite a story to tell. >> bizarre. >> crazy. hm. >>> well, 4:39 now. are you ready to jump? sorry, few signs of progress in the "fiscal cliff" standoff. >> plus a multi-billion-dollar question. what kind of debris was left behind in california from last year's tsunami? >> those bright lights in the night sky. what scientists say turned heads to the heavens across the bay area. we'll tell you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, geminid ("gem-in-id") meteor shower hit its peak a few h ago. but some me >>> you might see a shooting star this morni
's not approved in the u.s. but is sold in 40 other countries. >>> a new study shows solo artists are twice as likely to die early than musicians who play in bands. british music stars have a higher risk of early death than european stars. neil diamond is doing well in the u.s. >>> all right. so where'ses happiest place on earth? >> i know -- >> you already to. >> i read the story so i know the answer. >> by the way, the answer to me was not really a surprise. disneyland is certainly the trademark but what is in reality? >> i have seen many people argue at disneyland actually so i know that's not the happiest place on earth. [ laughter ] >> this new gallup poll suggests that the place is the country of panama. >> latin america. according to the survey the central american nation has the population with the most positive emotions. 85% of panamanians responded about their overall well-being with positive answers. other happy nations paraguay, el salvador, venezuela and trinidad. it was followed by other latin- american nations. the least happy nation is one of the wealthiest, singapore. >>
for the nation's lawmakers to avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." we have a live picture from the u.s. capital where the house just reconvened just a short tim ago. a source telling the "associated press" the democrats have offered to extend tax cuts for families making up to $450,000 a year and individuals that are making $400,000 a year. the president originally wanted the tax cuts to be extended only for families making up to $250,000 a year. for more on the down-to-the wire talks here's andrew spencer. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it that i find disgusting and reprehensible which i may have to swallow in the name of compromise. >> reporter: a rare sunday session on capitol hill. >> senate will come to order. >> reporter: as lawmakers work on avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." talks briefly hit a, quote, major setback on sunday over social security benefits according to a democratic source. but both sides agree to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is ap
are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>> rates have to rise and republicans need to acknowledge that. that's the only way to get from here to there. >> the white house says the plans fails the balance test. tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in on 1/1. >>> in your world, fighting has escalated in damascus. this comes after president obama issued a warning to president assad and his government not to use any chemical weapons. secretary of state hi
protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself unrestricted power. >>> an norms u.s. official says secretary of state hillary clinton plans to meet with russian diplomats and a u.n. peace envoy for syria. the civil war ramped up in recent days with violent attacks and the u.s. fears syria's leader bashar assad is closer to using chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. >>> a new warning about a baby recliner titled to several infant deaths. >> plus, new tires, gps upgrades? the tricky way state lawmakers got taxpayers to fix up their personal cars. >>> and an amazing rescue under water how a group of scuba divers helped free a giant pregnant whale shark when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, they cut off a thick rope tt had wrapped itself around te animal's body .. the whale k is 33 feet lon >>> a group of scuba dives in mexico rescued a pregnant whale shark. they cut off a thick rope that this wrapped itself around the animals' body. it could have been months or years. there's barnacles on the rope. the whale shark is 33 feet long. it weighs 15 tons. whale sharks are
a porch is busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.s. dropped it off, according to police. here he is walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police got tips and searched his home and found stolen presents. >>> u.s. stock futures are sharply lower after a setback in budget negotiations in washington. the latest roadblock and efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" is having ripple folks around the world. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a setback in the "fiscal cliff" talks triggered a sell-off overseas this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng also dropped half a percent. wall street stocks fared better rebounding from earlier losses yesterday. the dow ended 59 points higher on thursday's trading while the nasdaq was up 6 points. >>> research in motion says it lost one million blackberry subscribers around the world in the last quarter. the plunge is the first for blackberry leaving it with 79 million users. their stock was d
the outage stretched across the americas. >>> a u.s. airways flight crew has quite a story to tell on this christmas morning. their plane's tail caught fire last night forcing them to evacuate the plane at phoenix sky harbor international airport. passengers were not yet on the plane good news there. which was bound for vancouver. nobody was hurt. the flames were quickly doused with foam as you can see. the cause of that fire still is unknown. >>> well, no injuries reported today after a passenger plane made an emergency landing on a road in miramar. the plane a folker 100 was carrying 65 passengers this morning. it had just taken off from the myanmar's largest city. so far no word on what forced the pilot to land that plane. >>> and police in upstate new york still don't know why a man shot and killed two for thes who were try -- firefighters who were trying to respond to a house fire. >> awful story, cbs news is in western new york a town that's clearly in shock. >> reporter: candles are burning for two firefighters killed in an ambush the day before christmas. >> our men are hur
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that strongly criticized security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. four state department officials now, including the man in charge of security efforts are being forced out of their jobs. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, who is leaving and why? >> good morning to you norah. four individuals were pinpointed by investigators who determined that officials ignored requests for additional security and guards at the benghazi compound. secretary of state hillary clinton accepted the resignation of eric boswell, head of diplomatic security effective immediately. three other individuals were officially relieved of their duties, including security official charlene lamb and raymond maxwell an individual who worked in the near east division which oversees libya. the fourth person has not yet been identified. >> margaret, when do you think hillary will testify? >> secretary clinton was supposed to herself today. she won't be because she suffered that concussion and canceled the appearance on saturday. she says she's happy to work with congress and l
't stop the u.s. postal service but it did bring some air travel to a halt. airlines were forced to cancel roughly 1,000 flights thursday most of them at chicago's o'hare airport. that's where the o'day family had been hoping to catch a plane to miami in time for a cruise. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday which is two days after our ship leaves. >> reporter: now they have to make the 1,400 mile trek another way. >> my wife checked all other airlines, there's nothing out there. the only option we have is to drive. >> reporter: now driving is still pretty good option actually, as the colder temperatures and the high winds continue to persist, as the storm moves east and that could cause more delays. ch d norah? >> dean reynolds thank you. >>> let's get the latest from meteorologist mike augustyniak in charlotte. >> good morning the storm dropped a lot of snow in the midwest. highest i could find was the town just north of des moines iowa, almost 14 inches of snow. rochester, minnesota, six inches and here in the twin cities just 0.6 of
, the trust between u.s. and afghan forces has been marred by so-called insider attacks. kitty logan spent time with a small group of american military volunteers trying to repair that damage. >> reporter: these are special deliveries for operation outreach. it's a u.s. military charity which offers help and hope to afghan families touched by war. american troops volunteer their time alongside local civilians. the captain runs the project. >> we solicit donations from back home. people send stuff in the mail. we organize and then send it out to the community -- we take missions ourselves to the community. >> reporter: the team's visit to a day-care center creates a rush of excitement. >> you didn't get one? >> reporter: a chance, too, for americans to play a positive role in the local community. >> if we're out there and talking to the people and helping them, and we're making even a minor difference in their lives, you know, they're going to remember that. >> reporter: the schoolbooks and toys which these children have received are a luxury for them. the day-care center no
:50. three u.s. senators are slamming the new movie about the osama bin laden raid. democratic senators dianne feinstein and carl levin and republican senator john mccain say zero dark 30 is grossly inaccurate and misleading. they are upset with the way the film depicts cia interrogations and they want the film studios to state that the movie is it not based on fact. >>> the manhunt is widening for a pair of convicted bank robbers who made a daring escape from prison. authorities say the two men tied their bedsheets into a makeshift rope to escape from a chicago correctional facility tuesday night. they climbed out of a 20-story window and scaled down the side of the building. then they changed clothes and took a cab. the fbi is offering a $50,000 reward for their capture. kind of sounds like a movie. >> on a bed sheet, two. >>> 5:24. just hours now to doomsday. of course not. nasa sets record straight about the end of the world. >> and no, it's not the latest in-flight meal. how 2,000 pounds of potatoes could improve your airplane wi- fi connection. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, on saturday. the sp
a billion -- >> look at that. the numbers keep going up. >>> and coming up, the u.s. department of defense mans it phones as children all over the world call to find out when santa will be sliding down their chimney. >>> plus need your help collecting toys. going to take you there live when we come back. stay right there. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the empire state building is glowing in red and green.. e lighting is -- of course --n honor of christmas. this is the empire state building will look every nit through january 6th...with one exception.. on december 28th, the building will lig the colors of syracuse university and west virgini honor of their football tea meeting in the pinstripe bot >>> the building will light the colors of sir use university and west virginia in honor of thinker teams meeting in the pinstripe bowl over at yankees stadium. >> i like the red and green a little bit better. >>> a big toy drive underway in the square. it's been going on for a long time. >> yeah. and we have a live look this morning. the restaurant's annual toy drive is in full swing. we have nick boca
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futures are down as very light trading with markets set to close early for christmas eve. u.s. trading will close today 10:00 a.m. pacific time and will stay closed tomorrow for christmas. a number of markets overseas including germany and italy are closed all day today. >>> 5:06. if you haven't finished your shopping, you can do it with clear skies. >> i just finished my shopping and realized i need something else. so i've got to go back. >> i walked into target. i was completely done and still spent 80 bucks. >> i know. >> folks around the bay area going to catch a break from the stormy weather outside. what a weekend. a much needed break. some isolated showers showing up on the radar. you can see some of that moving in along the coastline and the peninsula as the system begins to wind down. a chance for more scattered showers out toward the immediate coast. otherwise the rest of the bay area going stay dry. then through the day things will settle down. still could see some of these wander on shore. don't be surprised if you could see sprinkles. and then start to dry things out. more
oversight. >>> and there's a sliver of hope toward ending the 21 month civil war in syria. an anonymous u.s. official told the "associated press" secretary of state hillary clinton and a top russian diplomat will hold a surprise meeting with the united nations peace envoy foreseers. still, this comes amid signs the country's leader bashar assad is edging closer to using chemical weapons against syrian rebels. >>> germany's cabinet today approved sending patriot air defense missiles to turkey to protect the country against attacks from syria. mortar rounds and shells from syria have killed several turks in recent weeks. the decision on the missiles must still be endorsed by the german parliament. >>> superstorm sandy and the "fiscal cliff." a lot of factors could shake up tomorrow's jobs report. we'll have a preview coming up. >> and it looked like new year's eve in seattle. pot smokers light up in celebration of washington's new law but it comes with some limitations. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, ♪[ music ] >>> the music world is mourning the death of jazz pioneer dave brubeck who died yesterday
. and she tried very hard to help her kids. >> sad day four? >> very sad. very sad. >> u.s. officials will investigate the crash that killed her and 6 others. there will be a preliminary report within 10 days. >>> a man was hit and killed by a truck in san francisco yesterday. it happened around 2:30 at market and bill streets. police say the truck driver is cooperating with investigators, who are still trying to determine exactly what happened. it comes as san francisco kicks off a traffic safety campaign this holiday season. it's called "what's the rush?" it encourages people to be more aware of their surroundings. >>> the burlingame school district will meet tonight to consider a plan to reopen hoover elementary school. the school has been closed since the early 1980s. neighborhood residents are concerned that opening the school will have a major impact on traffic bringing 250 cars to the area twice a day. >>> monterey bay residents want to know what drove thousands of squid to beach themselves. thousands washed up yesterday along a 12-mile stretch of shoreline from aptos to watson
45 minutes or so away from the opening bell. >> u.s. stock futures are edging high they are morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us. good morning. >> reporter: asian stocks good a boost. tokyo's nikkei added .5% to reach its highest closing in eight months and hong kong's hang seng is up 1%. >>> dow up 78 yesterday, the nasdaq up 35. >>> the federal reserve is expected to announce the details. its latest bond buying program. the central bank is expected to buy $45 billion worth of long- term treasuries a month. the goal is to lower interest rates, spurring borrowing and lending to soften the blow if we go over the "fiscal cliff." the fed will also release a revised economic outlook. that will be ben bernanke speaking today at 12:30. and that's the reason the stock futures are higher now. >> i guess yahoo got a bit of a makeover, too. >> reporter: it unveiled new versions of its free email service as it tries to regain some of the ground it los togmail. heand they have new apps. it's the first major product revamp that we have seen at yahoo since marisa mayer took over
and companies over that of competitors but the "wall street journal" says u.s. federal trade commission won't force google to sign a consent decree and google will voluntarily make changes. looks like they are facing a similar probe in europe. >>> stock market has been focused on "fiscal cliff" talks of late. negative sentiment last week, some hope after some weekend talks. so let's see how the market is doing now. dow higher by 52 points. nasdaq is up by 14. s&p gaining 7. apple shares flat, google up 1.5% on the "wall street journal" report. back to you. >> thank you, jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> well, if you can avoid the post office today, you may want to. expect long lines there. it's going to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. there will be a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from the recent billion-dollar losses. >>> it's time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is in newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: good morni
in the u.s. senate daniel inouye of hawaii has died. the democrat had represented hawaii in congress since hawaii became a state in 1959. he was the highest ranking asian-american politician enoughs history. he lost hit right arm in battle in world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in short, that america has always been grateful to have especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and expect nothing. >> mr. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >>> a new offer from president obama aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> well, millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american e
a plane actually caught fire. the tail of this u.s. airways jet went up in flames after the small engine underneath got started. the plane was scheduled to fly to vancouver and was parked at the gatat the time of the fire, no passengers were on board but they were delayed and had to get on another plane. >>> and we want to give you a quick traffic note. all lanes of northbound 880 are shut down at fruitvale. an overturned accident early this morning and fortunately volume is so light because it is christmas morning. but any cars on the road you have to detour off at high street at that exit. chp has a new estimated time of 20 minutes before they can reopen the freeway. a little after 6:30 for that one. in the meantime all lanes again shut down northbound on the nimitz in oakland approaching fruitvale. >>> how about some weather now huh? on this holiday? >> merry christmas to you guys too. you know we have a pretty good storm coming our way today. >> two. they're just in time for santa to get through the dry spots. >> like a nice lump of coal. it is headed for the bay area today. gusty wi
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